Tuesday, April 14
8:30 – 9:00 a.m.
Check-in/Continental Breakfast
9:00 – 10:30 a.m. Own It: Being A Woman in Banking
Natalie Bartholomew, Chief Administrative Officer, Grand Savings Bank & Owner/Author of the Girl Banker Blog

Being a woman in banking can be challenging. Natalie will discuss ways for women to support and empower one another and break all the ceilings when it comes to being a woman in banking.
10:30 – 10:45 a.m.
10:45 – 11:30 p.m.
State of the Banking Industry 
Joe Witt, MBA President/CEO
Receive an update on the state of the banking industry – both locally and nationally and what issues are on the front burner followed by Q & A.  
11:30 – 12:45 p.m.
12:45 - 1:00 p.m. The Sheridan Story – Fighting Child Hunger 
Liz Tenpas, Director of Development 

The Sheridan Story is an ever-growing network of food programs, operating in multiple schools. Through the partnerships they have developed between their community partners and schools, they reach thousands of children each week, providing them with a bag of non-perishable food to take home from school for the weekend

Please bring a non-perishable item for our food drive to benefit the Sheridan Story.
1:00 - 1:20 p.m. Networking Discussions
Here is your chance to get to know other bankers in the same role as you and discuss current issues and trends in banking.
1:20 - 2:20 p.m. Negotiate with Confidence!
Lynne Jensen Nelson

Research shows that men negotiate earlier, more often and in a broader range of situations than women. If you are not confident during negotiation you may be missing out on crucial opportunities. The good news is, negotiation skills can be significantly improved by learning specific strategies to ensure you are communicating efficiently and effectively. Advancing your negotiation skills will help you sell more, elevate yourself as an organizational leader, advance your career in the banking industry and make sure you stand out from the crowd. 
2;20 - 2:30 p.m. Break 
2:30 - 3:30 p.m.  Happy Hour Effect: 5 Power shots to Charge Up NOW
Kristen Brown 

You’re a smart, successful banking professional who has what it takes to drive success for yourself and build positive relationships with your clients, colleagues, and community. But you also face the ongoing stress of growing your career, providing top-notch service to customers, staying up to date on industry trends, communicating with your team, and making time for your personal life. Whew! This constant stress and time pressure can negatively impact how you show up to customers, co-workers, and your personal circles. 

During this interactive and fun session, you will use the powerful mental and physical shifts that happen during happy hour to:

  1. Understand how stressors and energizers impact your productivity, service, and performance.
  2. Identify five ways to maintain momentum even when work and life get hard. 
  3. Upgrade your energy to improve communication and become more influential and awesome with customers and co-workers
3:30 p.m.